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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/31/18


This miniature library sits behind the Cedar Grove Public Library.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/30/18


This photo shows the South Orange Fire Department's headquarters after dark.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/29/18


This photo shows South Orange Avenue at the Maplewood/South Orange border after dark.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/28/18


This photo shows the historic Canfield-Morgan House in Cedar Grove.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Photos of the Day 3/27/18


This hidden 20-room mansion on private Beverly Road in West Orange was once home to Newark "Jewish Mafia" boss Abner Zwillman, also known as "Longie." FBI files show that when another local mob boss, Richard Boiardo, whose Livingston estate was featured in yesterday's Photo of the Day, was incarcerated in the 1930s, "many members of the so-called Boiardo mob went over to the Zwillman mob. As a result of this, Al Capone reportedly came to Newark to straighten out the differences between Boiardo and Zwillman."

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Zwillman died in the house in 1959 "under mysterious circumstances." Whether he took his own life or was murdered has long been debated.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Photos of the Day 3/26/18


These photos show the former mansion in Livingston of Richard Boiardo, best known as "Richie the Boot," as viewed from Beaufort Avenue and Twilight Court. Before passing away 34 years ago, Boiardo was one of Newark's best known mob bosses and was involved in Mayor Addonizio's corruption scandal. The property is among the largest in suburban Essex County and remains in the Boiardo family, according to NJ Parcels. The words "R. Boiardo Farm" and the address of the house are still inscribed into the front gates and several sculptures can be seen from the street.

Boiardo's family largely inspired The Sopranos, according to the New York Post and New Jersey Monthly. A prequel to the show, The Many Saints of Newark, will soon be released by David Chase.



Sunday, March 25, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/25/18


This photo shows the gazebo at Essex County's new Cedar Grove Park.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/24/18


This photo shows a gaslight in South Orange's Newstead neighborhood with traffic on South Orange Avenue down the hill in the background.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/23/18


This photo shows the walkway to the Orange Reservoir and the Turtle Back Zoo at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/22/18


This photo shows a remnant of the former Army Cold War Nike missile base at Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/21/18


This photo shows melting icicles in Cedar Grove.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/20/18


This photo shows the Walther House at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/19/18


This photo shows the Grover Cleveland Birthplace and the Saint Aloysius Parish in Caldwell.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/18/18


This photo shows the Cedar Grove Municipal Building with one of the community's largest mansions up on Laura Drive in the distance.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/17/18


The Cedar Grove Reservoir in Cedar Grove and Little Falls is one of several sources of Newark's water supply.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/16/18


The abandoned Essex County Hospital Center/Overbrook Hospital, an institution on the border of Cedar Grove and Verona, is in the process of being demolished.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/15/18


This photo shows the Broad Street entrance to the Military Park Newark Light Rail Station, which was originally known as the Broad Street Station.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/14/18


The Kislak Building at the corner of Central Avenue and Broad Street will be converted into Downtown Newark's next mixed-use development.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/13/18


This photo shows a seagull on Newark's Jackson Street Bridge with Red Bull Arena in Harrison in the background.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/12/18


This photo shows 40 Rector Street, also known as One Rector Street, rising over the Center Street/NJPAC Station on the Newark Light Rail. Shaquille O'Neal and Boraie Development are responsible for the project, which is being constructed at the site of Science High School.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/11/18


This photo shows Broad Street in Downtown Newark just before sunset.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/10/18


Canada geese can often be found near the Passaic River in Newark's Ironbound. This area, which offers views of the Manhattan and Newark skylines, will soon become part of Riverfront Park.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/9/18


This photo shows the new Prudential building and the residential portion of the Hahne and Company development in Downtown Newark.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/8/18


This photo shows the Fox Hill Reserve in Short Hills.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/7/18


This photo shows a snow-covered Verona Park.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/6/18


This Victorian house sits on Cleveland Street in Orange.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/5/18


The former freight house at the Orange Train Station has sat vacant for decades.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/4/18


The Verona Park lake and boathouse is a landmark in suburban Essex County.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/3/18


This photo shows the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/2/18


This photo shows the South Orange Train Station after dark.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Photo of the Day 3/1/18


This photo shows Downtown Newark's Teachers Village.